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Accounting, nominal control accounts.

Geoff Kimpton
on 9/11/15, 4:43 AM 889 views

In the default UK chart of accounts I have noticed that there are a lot of accounts prefixed by a letter.

Eg: A000 Fixed assets & C000 current liabilities.  Are these control accounts which should not be used or is there some other explanation.

Another puzzling aspect is the number of default bank accounts. I have:

B040 Cash in hand & at bank.  Contol account??

120000 Bank accounts

120001 Cash.  Perhaps this one is for actual cash money (notes & coins) ?

120002 Bank. ?

B040001 ?

So, the question is what are they all for & which ones should I be using?

  Sorry but my knowledge of accounting principals & practise is sketchy at best.

I have searched in the community and online documentation but have found no clues.

Thank you, I understand now.

Geoff Kimpton
on 9/13/15, 9:33 AM
Hengky Zhang
On 9/11/15, 5:21 AM

Chart Of Account is a hierarchy of the account

so for  example

100 Bank & Cash (View)
 100.1. Bank A (Bank & Cheque)

 100.2 Bank B (Bank & Cheque)

 100.3 Cash GPB (Cash)

so in that example we have 100 Bank & Cash which we can see the summary of our Bank & Cash amount
what we really use in transaction is the Bank A, Bank B, or Cash

the code is just for user or accountant to know easier of the account usually accountant remember the code instead of the account name

Hengky Zhang
on 9/11/15, 5:22 AM

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